Rug Weaving tour

Armenia has very ancient roots in the culture of rug weaving. Since times immemorial it has been an essential part of the life and culture of our ancestors and they have passed this tradition to all the generations. Among all provinces Artsakh Province (Nagorno Kharabagh) had the most developed and most famous culture of rug weaving. Artsakh is very famous with its rugs nowadays as well. It's a very important center of rug weaving and keeps leading this industry. Armenian Carpets are very special and easily recognized because of their style and design which is used only in this region.

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  • Day1: Arrival
    Arrival at Zvartnots Airport, Yerevan. Passport control. Check in Hotel.
  • Day 2: Ejmiadzin-Zvartnotc-City tour
    Breakfast. A visit to the Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin, the spiritual and admin of the Armenian Church. In route, your guide will tell you the story of Armenia’s conversion to Christianity. The name Echmiadzin (descent of the only begotten) comes from a legend, according to which St. Gregory Illuminator saw Christ in a dream descending with a golden hammer indicating the location where the cathedral should be built. Now Echmiadzin is the residence of the Catholicos, the head of Armenian Apostolic Church. Tour will be continued by the ruins of the glorious 7th century Zvartnots Cathedral. (B/-/-) Then our tour continues with Tsitsernakaberd Monument and Museum - built in 1965. This monument commemorates the 1915 Armenian Genocide. Visit to Megerian Carpets rug weaving factory. The Megerian Family has been involved in selling, restoration, and prodaction of fine iriental rugs for over four generations. Originally from Armenia, the Megerians established their rug trade business in the United States in 1917, and quickly developed an expertise in rud reparing and restoration.Over time, they began to realize the growing demand for dufferent trends and subtle design changes, and took their well honed skills to the loom to create their own decorative rugs. Tourists will have an opportunity not only to see the unique examples of handmade rugs but also to watch the process of the rug weaving. Overnight in Yerevan. (B/-/-)
  • Day 3: Yerevan-Garni-Geghard
    Breakfast. Visit to Manuscript museum, Matenadaran. Visit to Erebuni Fortress (782 BC). Ancient Yerevan was founded by King Argishti in 782 BC and named Erebuni. Visit Garni the Pagan Temple, built in the 1 Century AD. In 1679 it was destroyed by an earthquake. In the 1975 the Temple was restored. Tour continues with Geghard Monastery (the name came from the legendary lance, which was used to pierce the body of Christ, which was kept here for centuries. Though the exact foundation of the monastery is unknown, the present complex was built in the mid – 13th century. Overnight in Yerevan. (B/-/-)
  • Day 4: Areni-Noravank-Nagorno Karabakh
    Breakfast. Explore the medieval Monastery of Noravank, a 13th century structure with beautiful stone crosses. This monastery is considered to be the pulpit of Syuniq bishops. The main church, St. Karapet, was built in 1227. Then we will visit to Areni Winery, where you observe the production of wines, and be treated to a tasked-test. Drive to Nagorno Karabakh. Overnight in Shushi. (B/-/-)
  • Day 5: Shushi-St. Ghazanchetsots cathedral-Persian mosque
    Breakfast. Visit to Carpet Museum in Shushi. Dozens of carpets from various villages of Artsakh are displayed. Local carpets, some of which date back a hundred of years, are remarkable for rich ornament and color saturation. Visit Ghazanchetsots cathedral constructed between 1868 and 1887. The cathedral is built of white limestone, which makes it especially beautiful. Visit to Persian Mosque in Shushi. Overnight in Shushi. (B/-/-)
  • Day 6: Stepanakert-Gandzasar- Tigranakert
    Breakfast. Visit to a local home in Stepanakert where you will be shown different old carpets and also you will see rug weaving ceremony. Visit Gandzasar monastery 13th century Armenian monastery situated in the Mardakert region ofNagorno-Karabakh. Visit the city Tigranakert, which name is from 4 homonymous cities built by King Tigran the Great BC I century. Overnight in Stepanakert. (B/-/-)
  • Day 7: Back to Yerevan
    Breakfast. Drive to Yerevan. (B/-/-)
  • Day 8: Departure
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